dayoutlast is a record of my direct engagement with mostly contemporary art, mostly Los Angelean.

As this blog has evolved since its 2010 inception, so has my perspective. What I once perceived as central within the investigation was what was central, literally, within the photographic frame that I shared here. While still an important consideration, such thinking has also given way to more peripheral considerations, ones also accompanied occasionally by text (written manifestation of thought) and the oscillations between them. What's missing here are larger unknowns surrounding issues of presentation and representation; the amount of time and space it actually takes to accomplish such first-hand observations; and the quandaries between documentation and interpretation.

Despite my attempt to communicate here with image and text what is essential in some respect about the artwork, neither representation should ever be considered a substitution for the primary viewing experience. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions.

Most of the time, these posts are merely remnants---residual fragments---from my last day out.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Daniel Buren, Joe Zorilla, Charles Ray, and Sam Lewitt @ Hannah Hoffman


Daniel Buren
Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissue raye blanc et orange, February1974
Paint on white and orange striped cotton canvas
66.5 x 52.7 5inches


Joe Zorilla
Neither/Nor, 2012-2015
Found tire, gold leaf
92 x 15x 38.5inches




Charles Ray
Untitled, 1973
Gelatinsilverprint
31.25 x 44.25 x 2.25 inches




Sam Lewitt
Shutter Aperture Flex Cable for Canon Powershot S100Lens Repair Trilobite Lineament, 2015
Etching on copper-clad plastic, Asphaltum, steel bracket 
Etching:  96 x 12.38 inches
Bracket: 21.25 x 5 x 6.25inches
Overall dimensions: 96 x 12.38 x 6.25





Buren as icon. His paintings the fabric of solar occlusion in relation to architecture, design on land and water. Itself a become sign of painting. Why paint, when one can buy? Why alter pattern size just enough. Integrates found object with desire to reorient. Cf. Zorilla's foiled tread, Ray's cocoon figure in found landscape, and Lewitt's suspended photographic "sign."

Circuitry, currency, and pattern. Things hanging in the balance. Tenuous relationship to structure all.